View Full Version : Ok, I changed this guys timing belt...

Josh Q
02-23-2004, 04:13 PM
...and he says that now there's a rattling sounds coming from the front of the engine. He lives about 45 miles away so I have to go over there tomorrow to see what it is. At first I thought it might be the water pump because I used some of that liquid gasket maker stuff for the water pump gasket (I forgot to order one before I did the project). But he says there's no coolant leaking on the ground, so if the water pump was rattling there should be a bunch of coolant leaking. So I'm thinking it's probably the fan shroud hitting the fan. That's the only thing I can think of that would be making a rattling sound up front. Anyone have any other ideas?

PS-this is also posted on www.bmwe30.net if anyone is wondering

02-23-2004, 06:13 PM
if you have a chance, pull the timing belt cover and make shure none of the bolts to the tensioner came loose. did you test drive it after the t belt install?